My Real Life

November 26, 2012

My Holiday Nemesis

Filed under: Uncategorized — Amy @ 6:00 am

I have a holiday nemesis.

It’s not the Elf on the Shelf, although I hear he’s a popular nemesis.

(And…if you are looking for some holiday laughs, go buy my middle-school friend, Jen’s, book Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat  She has lots to say about the Elf on the Shelf, and I can guarantee it’ll make you laugh!)

No…my nemesis is something much smaller.

Something that disguises itself as holiday cheer.

Something sweet to share with the family or with guests or to bring with you if you are invited somewhere.

Something to make people smile.

Russell Stover Caramels and Chews.

Not just any box of Russell Stover candy.

The Caramels and Chews box.

There is not one single piece of candy in this box that I don’t love.

I thought I’d escape it, this year.

We hosted Thanksgiving at our home for my parents and my father-in-law.

I knew what they were bringing for dessert, and so I thought I was in the clear.

But Real Man headed to the store and came home with the box.

Good Lord, I love them.

I’ve been relatively well-behaved with them in the house.

Well, I mean, I ate the Roman Nougats (both of them) within 30 seconds of the box being opened.

The fruit and nuts were close behind.

Oh, and the peanut chews.

I guess I wasn’t as well-behaved as I thought.

However, I’ve been exercising and my glucose numbers have been good, so I’m going to allow myself a little Thanksgiving fun.

And if another box comes in the house.

I’ll do better.



  1. Chocolate covered oreos are my nemesis. I just bought Jen’s book. I fantasize about writing a blog titled My Children Are Annoying, but I fear scarring them for life if they discover it AND I lack the time and motivation.

    Comment by Tracy Bryce — November 26, 2012 @ 9:53 am | Reply

    • I’ve never tried chocolate covered Oreos because I have a feeling that if I eat one, I’ll never be able to stop!

      Comment by abozza — November 26, 2012 @ 1:19 pm | Reply

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